Roger Federer breezes past Steve Johnson 6-3 6-2 6-2 in the 1st round in Melbourne on Monday after playing a solid match to come up against Filip Krajinovic or Quentin Halys in the 2nd round.

Score, report, and key facts

1st set.

Federer was pretty sharp at the beginning of the set after breaking Johnson in the 2nd game (2-0) before consolidating his break and lead 3-0. That break resulted decisive for the Swiss to win the set (6-3) since there were no other breaks.

2nd set.

Federer had a boost of confidence at the beginning of the set after breaking Johnson in the 1st game (1-0) before consolidating his break and lead 4-0. Federer extended his lead after breaking Johnson in the 3rd (3-0) game before conquering the set (6-2).

It is worth noting that a pivotal stage of the match was when Roger won 4 consecutive games in the 2nd set to change the scoreline from 0-0 to 4-0.

3rd set.

Federer had a head start at the beginning of the set to break Johnson in the 1st game (1-0). That was sufficient for Roger to win the set (2-1) as no one dropped a serve anymore.

1st
Federer
Johnson
6-3
6
3
5
3
5
2
4
2
4
1
3
1
3
0
2
0
1
0
2nd
Federer
Johnson
6-2
6
2
5
2
5
1
4
1
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0
3rd
Federer
Johnson
2-1
2
1
2
0
1
0

Statistics

At the end of the match, Roger scored 87 points vs. the American’s 52 points.

Roger served extremely well to win 82% of the points (40/49) behind his first serve, and he won 76% points (13/17) on his second serve. The Swiss fired 11 aces and he committed 1 double fault. Roger was pretty effective in converting 56% of the break points that he conquered (5/9). On the other side, the American wasn’t able to conquer any break point (0/1). That was one of the key issues for his demise.

After this match, the head to head between Federer and Johnson is 3-0 for Roger.

Highlights Roger Federer vs. Steve Johnson Australian Open – Melbourne

Federer’s Interview

Roger had the luxury to play in front of his children and his rock Mirka. After the match, Federer commented:

“I think for me really the first three rounds are key to get going, to get used to the pressure, stay calm, when to save breakpoint or 30-all points or whatever it may be. This is sort of the unknown that can be a little bit scary at times.

But today there was none of that because I broke early each set and was able to get on a roll, play freely after that.”

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Next Match H2H: Roger Federer vs. Filip Krajinovic or Quentin Halys – stats

Federer will compete against either Filip Krajinovic or Quentin Halys in the 2nd round. The head to head is 3-0 vs. Filip Krajinovic and 0-0 vs. Quentin Halys.

Roger Federer in Melbourne

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